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UAE announces private tuition licence, how to apply for the new work permit

by Tanvir Awan
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UAE private tuition licence work permit

In a move geared towards optimizing students’ academic growth, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, unveiled a groundbreaking initiative on Monday. The introduction of the Private Teacher Work Permit enables educators in the UAE to provide individualized tuition beyond regular school hours.

UAE private tuition licence

This innovative permit aims to regulate private tutoring outside the conventional classroom setting, fostering a more structured and beneficial learning experience for students. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation’s website states that the permit empowers specialized and qualified professionals within the community to offer private lessons to students, either individually or in groups.

Who is eligible?

Eligible individuals encompass registered teachers from both government and private schools, employees in the public and private sectors, unemployed individuals, as well as school and university students aged 15 to 18.

One of the primary objectives of this initiative is to combat the prevalence of illegal private tuition. Muhammad Al Mualla, the undersecretary for Academic Affairs in the Ministry of Education, emphasizes that the introduction of this permit will curtail illegal and unregulated practices in hiring private teachers, ultimately safeguarding the holistic learning process.

How to apply for private teacher work permit?

To apply for the Private Teacher Work Permit, eligible teachers can conveniently submit their requests through the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation’s smart application, website, or e-services system. The permit, valid for two years, is provided at no cost and allows qualified educators to offer private lessons, providing them with an opportunity to generate additional income. However, teachers must commit to a “code of conduct” document approved by the Ministry.

Fines and penalties

It is crucial to note that offering private lessons without the proper permit will result in fines and penalties as outlined in the Federal Decree-Law Regarding the Regulation of Employment Relationships, its executive regulations, and other relevant UAE laws.

This initiative builds upon a previous development in 2019 when teachers in government schools were granted permission to offer private tutoring for the first time, signaling a commitment to enhancing educational standards. Fawzia Gharab, assistant undersecretary for school operations at the Ministry of Education, highlighted the importance of licensing teachers for one-on-one lessons, with financial incentives provided by the ministry. This initiative, however, was exclusive to public schools at that time and was not extended to private schools.


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